2004-2007 Jeep Liberty Control Arm Recall

Jeep issued a recall for over 325,000 2004-2007 Liberty SUVs due to faulty equipment.

The problem lies in a flaw in the rear lower control arms which may let water build up inside the components and cause corrosion and cracks. If that were to happen, driver control may be undermined.

Affected vehicles include 239,904 model years 2004 to 2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs in the U.S., along with 49,712 in Mexico and another 36,199 outside the NAFTA region.

However, the automaker recalled only vehicles located in "salt belt states" due to the risk of corrosion from road salt used in winter months. SUVs located outside certain states weren't included in the recall.

The 2004-2007 Libertys use three-link rear suspension systems with rear lower control arms that constrain the rear axles in the aft direction. This will cause drivers rear suspension stability problems when the control arms fracture.

The recall is expected to begin June 20, 2018. Vehicles that were included in the previous recall are not included in this one.

If you own a 2004-2007 Jeep Liberty and have concerns about the control arms, call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 and ask about recall number U38.

NHTSA documents can be accessed here regarding the recall.